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The storm we made : a novel / Vanessa Chan.


"Malaya, 1945. Cecily Alcantara's family is in terrible danger: her fifteen-year-old son, Abel, has disappeared, and her youngest daughter, Jasmin, is confined in a basement to prevent being pressed into service at the comfort stations. Her eldest daughter Jujube, who works at a tea house frequented by drunk Japanese soldiers, becomes angrier by the day. Cecily knows two things: that this is all her fault; and that her family must never learn the truth. A decade prior, Cecily had been desperate to be more than a housewife to a low-level bureaucrat in British-colonized Malaya. A chance meeting with the charismatic General Fuijwara lured her into a life of espionage, pursuing dreams of an "Asia for Asians." Instead, Cecily helped usher in an even more brutal occupation by the Japanese. Ten years later as the war reaches its apex, her actions have caught up with her. Now her family is on the brink of destruction -- and she will do anything to save them. Spanning years of pain and triumph, told from the perspectives of four unforgettable characters, The Storm We Made is a dazzling saga about the horrors of war; the fraught relationships between the colonized and their oppressors, and the ambiguity of right and wrong when survival is at stake." --Publisher marketing.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781668015148
  • ISBN: 1668015145
  • Physical Description: 339 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Marysue Rucci Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Marysue Rucci Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Good Morning America book club" --Dust jacket.
"A GMA book club pick!" --Dust jacket.
Subject: Women spies > Fiction.
Mother and child > Fiction.
Missing children > Fiction.
Betrayal > Fiction.
Multiple person narrative > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Malaysia > Fiction.
Families > Malaysia > Fiction.
Survival > Malaysia > Fiction.
Malaya > History > British rule, 1867-1942 > Fiction.
Malaya > History > Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 > Fiction.
Malaysia > History > Fiction.
Malaya > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.

Available copies

  • 22 of 39 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Neosho Newton County.


  • 1 current hold with 39 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Neosho Newton - Neosho CHAN, VANESSA (Text) 34162002203097 New Adult Fiction Available -

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